❮PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Jefferson Davis in Blue The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior History Book Club Selection Author Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. – E17streets4all.co.uk Besides his illustrious name Jefferson Columbus Davis who fought for the Union is best known for two appalling actions the September 1862 murder of General William Bull Nelson his former commanding of Besides
in Blue The Life Kindle - his illustrious name Jefferson Columbus Davis in Blue PDF ☆ who fought for the Union is best known for two appalling actions the September murder of General William Bull Nelson his former commanding officer and the abandonment of hundreds of African American refugees to the mercy of the Confederate cavalry at Ebenezer Creek during Sherman's march through Georgia in Not surprisingly historians have generally dismissed Davis Davis in Blue The Life eBook Ñ as a reckless assassin a racist a journeyman soldier at best and an embarrassment to the Lincoln Jefferson Davis PDF \ war effort But as Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr and Gordon D Whitney demonstrate in the first biography of the unredeemed general such smoke of notoriety obscures the real story of a complex military leaderThrough careful research and absorbing prose Hughes and Whitney bring order to the muddle of contradictions that was Davis's life and offer an impartial profile of the solider and the man They describe his distinguished service in the Mexican War and at Fort Sumter and his rapid advancement to general officer Although Davis's sensational killing of Nelson for which he was never tried undoubtedly damaged his career the authors show that he was venerated by professional military men even as he was vilified by civilians They also follow Davis into his postwar career first as a commissioner with the Freedmen's Bureau and then as an influential commander in territorial AlaskaWith this study Hughes and Whitney shatter the collective memory of Jef Davis as a grim destructive child of war and replace it with a rounded portrait of Davis in Blue The Life eBook Ñ an energetic faithful patriot who must be remembered for his splendid contributionsas well as his startling failures.
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- Jefferson Davis in Blue The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior History Book Club Selection
- Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr.
- 19 January 2014 Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr.